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This week is Maths Week and we have a range of events taking place.  All events are free of charge but admission limited to those with a valid online booking.
Enriching Your Child's Mathematical Experience
Dr. Alison Kiddle          Thursday 15th October  19:00 – 21:00 hrs
Parents are key in forming a child's attitude towards a subject. Allison Kiddle, of the Cambridge University NRICH Programme, will demonstrate fun ways of enriching a child's mathematical experience and useful, free, online resources. 
 
Young People Succeed In Maths
Dr Lisa Ruttledge
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When did you last get the opportunity to attend a workshop on improving your ‘Cruinneas’? Do you teach Irish grammar in a fun and meaningful way? When calling a child is it ‘A Seán’, ‘A Sheán’ or even ‘A Sheáin’? Do I say ‘teach Máire’ or ‘teach Mháire’? What does ‘caol le caol, leathan le leathan’mean?
Beidh ceardlann ar Chruinneas Gaeilge á reachtáil ag an PDST sna hIonaid Oideachais:  Dáta: 1 Deireadh Fómhair 2015  Am: 4.30-6.30 pm
This workshop is suitable for English medium schools

On Thursday September 10th, an experienced marker of LC Physics will give personal insight into this year's marking scheme, common student mistakes and misconceptions.   Organised by IOP and PDST, teachers may book a place here.  Please bring your own set of papers and marking scheme.
This year’s Institute of Physics teachers conference takes place in the School of Physics NUI Galway on Saturday 19th September.
It will be a day of lectures, demonstrations, and workshops, resources and networking for all teachers of physics including Junior Science Teachers.
The keynote presentation will be delivered by the eminent...

ReelLIFE SCIENCE is a novel science video competition for Irish primary and secondary schools, which aims to promote Science in the classroom and beyond, by inviting students to produce a short video communicating a scientific topic in an engaging and entertaining way.
More information at http://reellifescience.com/

It is a Teaching Council registration requirement for all NQTs who have completed their initial teacher education since July 2012 to participate in the Droichead or NIPT Workshop Programme. NQTs have three years from their initial date of registration with the Teaching Council to complete the  programmes. 
Blackrock Education Centre’s workshop series commence September 6th  Further information here

Excited 2015 provides an opportunity for those who are passionate about education to challenge, share and engage with others on the future of Irish education.  The festival starts in Dublin Castle on Friday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. and continues on to the Saturday evening. 
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The RDS is calling for Expressions of Interest from primary school teachers interested in participating in the 2015 /2016 RDS STEM Learning Facilitator programme to become peer-leaders in science and maths primary education.
Those interested in finding out more are welcome to attend an Information Evening in the RDS at 6pm on May 6 – please email katy@rds.ie to register your attendance.
 Full details are available at www.rds.ie/stem and the deadline for Expressions of Interest is Wednesday, May 21, 2015. The programme will take place in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra across 10 weekday evenings between September 2015 – May 2016

The Summer Courses will be available to book online from 5pm on Friday 24th April 2015, please ensure that your login details are correct

The ICT in Education conference will take place on the Thurles campus of LIT on Saturday 25th April.
The theme for this year's conference is 'Make, Bake, Take’ and places an emphasis on creativity and a series of presentations and workshops will showcase how technology can be used effectively to foster and facilitate creativity in the classroom.
A range of break-out sessions will see presentations and hands-on workshops delivered by practicising teachers across primary, secondary and third level education.  These sessions will cover a diverse range of topics such as Minecraft in the Science classroom, Digital Portfolios. Virtualisation, Computer Games in the new Junior Cycle, Language and Technology, the Effective use of Images and Video in the classroom...

 
 
While schools are  free  are free to run an Active School Week at any point in the school year, National Active School Week 2015 takes place from April 27th to May 1st.
Many National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) and Ireland Active leisure centres would like to support Dublin schools running ASW programmes.  Lists of those near your school  can be found by clicking the Read More button.  
Ideas for school activities can also be found at www.activeschoolflag.ie